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LG Gram 15Z970-AAAS7U1

Specifications

LG Gram 15Z970-AAAS7U1
LG Gram 15Z970-AAAS7U1 (Gram Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-7500U 2 x 2.7 - 3.5 GHz, Kaby Lake
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
Storage
512GB SSD
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, USB Type C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth Yes
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.24 x 358.1 x 228.6 ( = 0.6 x 14.1 x 9 in)
Battery
60 Wh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo Speaker (1.0W x 2), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
1.1 kg ( = 38.8 oz / 2.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1700 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 78%, features: - %, display: 73% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the LG Gram 15Z970-AAAS7U1

90% LG gram 15 review
Source: Techradar English
The LG gram 15 carries out the firm’s legacy of ultra-light, large-screen laptops with style and impressive engineering. However, there are other, more versatile options out there that do more for less and are just as stylish.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
77% LG Gram 15 (2017) review:
Source: CNet English
The LG Gram 15 is an ultraportable that doesn't make you sacrifice screen size or some runtime for less weight.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Hands-on with the new ultralight LG gram notebooks
Source: Hardware Zone English
The new LG gram lineup is impressive insofar as weight and portability are concerned. We can't think of any notebooks in their respective categories that even come close to the weight of these gram notebooks. It is all the more impressive when you consider that despite being so thin and light, LG hasn't sacrificed much in the way of usability and practicality. These notebook all have full-size USB and HDMI ports.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/22/2017
74% LG's ultralight Gram laptop has too many compromises
Source: Engadget English
LG’s latest 15.6-inch Gram is incredibly light, but it falls behind when it comes to itsdisplay quality. It’s ideal if you value weight above all else, but you’ll likely be better off with a slightly heavier competitor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 74%

Foreign Reviews

80% LG Gram (15Z970), análisis: la magia de agrandar batería y ventilador manteniendo el volumen, el peso y el silencio
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 85% display: 73% mobility: 83% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 70%

Comment

Series:

LG introduced its Gram laptop to the world four years ago with the intention to produce notebook as featherweight as possible. With the same noble intention of making it as light as possible, LG has brought forward its 2020 Gram lineup into the market. The extremely light weight of the laptops is due to the fact that the laptops are built with a specially designed, innovative magnesium-alloy frame. Apart from the light weight, this new series has also retained its Gram’s hallmark feature by retaining the svelte form factor. However, this new 2020 series has gone through quite a number of upgrades to cater for the high price tag.

The new Gram series has been introduced with four models which ranges from 14 inches to 17 inches display size along with a 2-in-1 system embedded within it. This opens the possibility for users to choose the best model which caters the individual’s preference and personal interest. As far as the battery capability is concerned, it should be noted that the 14 inches model has retained a similar battery size as the Gram series predecessor which is 72Watt-hour battery. While the 15 inches and 17 inches model cater an 80Watt-hour battery, the 14 inches model is believed to be able to operate at its best with the smaller battery due to its smaller display size. As for the 80 Watt-hour battery, LG claimed that it can provide 17 to 18.5 hours battery life after full charging. However, the real experience with the battery longevity still needs some testing in real-time with real user experience.

Despite the varying battery sizes, all four models of the Gram 2020 laptops have been enhanced with a ‘Mega Cooling’ thermal management system. This is known to be able to improvise the entire user experience and the overall performance of the models. The 17 inches model is incorporated with 16GB of RAM while the other models comes in with 8GB of RAM. The 17 inches model do have some variation due to its bigger display size. Even with the display resolution, the 17 inches sports a 2560 x 1600 display while the other models carry 1920 x 1080 display. This will obviously cater for different viewing quality and user’s viewing pleasure as well. But again, the experience itself is entirely subjective depending on the taste and interest of the individual involved.

In addition to the ones mentioned above, the Gram 2020 lineups also feature Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 3 port. While some might not consider the inclusion of Thunderbolt 3 a must, those who are gamers at heart would definitely rejoice with this addition in the laptop built. The reason being is that Thunderbolt 3 allows the connection to a more powerful external GPU which is worthwhile when it comes to gaming needs for some users. So, the Gram 2020 series can cater for both personal and professional use as well.

Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i7-7500U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 to 3.5 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.1 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


LG:

LG Electronics Inc. is a subsidiary of the LG Group. LG is the world's second-biggest maker of televisions and third-biggest maker of mobile phones. With its headquarters in South Korea, the company has 75 subsidiaries worldwide that design and manufacture televisions, home appliances, and telecommunications devices. LG is an international laptop manufacturer of medium size with few reviews.

After a few years, LG largely withdrew from the laptop sector. In the smartphone segment, LG is a medium-sized manufacturer (not among the Top 5 in 2015 and 2016).


80.25%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-05- 7 (Update: 2017-05- 7)